Ambassador WRN (Weather Ready Nation)
IDEM is proud to be a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador.
Site 0153 Ground Water Contamination Site
Indiana Environmental Stewardship Program
Report Environmental Emergencies
Amended Indiana 2018 Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan
The Indiana 2018 Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan details the current air quality monitoring network and proposed changes planned for 2018. After the posting of the Proposed Indiana 2018 Ambient Air Monitoring Plan it has become necessary to discontinue lead monitoring at East Chicago – E. 135th St. due to the pending demolition of the building where the site is located. This is an amendment to the network requiring public review and comment. The public has the opportunity to submit comments on this change through the close of business, Monday, August 14, 2017.
On May 19, U.S. EPA migrated the NetDMR application to its CDX system. The new web connection to NetDMR is found at: https://cdx.epa.gov/ . The CDX help desk can be found at: email@example.com. The U.S. EPA CDX helpdesk telephone number is (888) 890-1995. Although U.S. EPA had notified all NetDMR users prior to the migration, and EPA, its contractors and IDEM have worked to assist NetDMR users ahead of the migration, many are having difficulties finding the new NetDMR location or logging in. IDEM staff continue to assist as many people as possible, but certainly will not be able to assist everyone who needs it prior to the April 2017 DMR submittal deadline of Tuesday May 30. We recommend that you continue trying to work with the system and calling the EPA helpline, but we also want to reassure that we will not consider April 2017 DMRs to be late or you to be in violation for DMRs that are submitted after May 30 if the user was unable to submit a timely DMR due to difficulties associated with the migration. Please do not send paper DMRs.
Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence
The Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence is Indiana’s highest environmental recognition and is open to all Indiana citizens and organizations.
Innovative and sustainable programs or projects eligible for award include, but are not limited to, those that are demonstrating exemplary environmental, economic, or social benefits achieved by innovative: green infrastructure; initiatives to reduce toxics use; pollution prevention; food waste reduction efforts, recycling and composting programs; “green tech” solutions; initiatives to "green" businesses, farms, schools, health care and hospitality facilities; clean energy projects; and education and training programs.
Submit your nominations to IDEM by no later than 5:00 PM. Friday, July 28, 2017.
Honoring Public Servants
May 7, 2017 - May 13, 2017
IDEM is proud to participate in Public Service Recognition Week to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees, especially in our state of Indiana. Careers in public service, no matter at what level, help to better the lives of the Hoosiers and all Americans.
IDEM recognizes and commends its staff members for their energy and effort to protect Hoosiers and the environment.
Thank you for your service to the state and citizens of Indiana.
Recycling Market Development Program Announcement of Grant Funding Availability
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announces grant funding for projects that increase recycling efforts through the Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP). Grant proposals will be accepted beginning March 1, 2017. The 2017 grant funding round will consider projects that increase education and collection efforts in reaching the state’s recycling goals. Grant funding requests may range from $1,000 up to $500,000, with a 50 percent required match. Deadline for proposals is May 10, 2017.